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WELCOME TO EKAM BOSTON CHAPTER

Ekam Boston was formed in Jan 2019 with an intent of encouraging adults and youth participate in volunteering in the greater Boston area. Chapter Director Nagasree Chakka is childhood friend of the EKAM founder who has pledged to use this platform “to help those that are disadvantaged.”

Ekam Boston is a group of250+ volunteers ranging in ages 5-88 years. In the year 2021 chapter has fulfilled 235 projects. The projects included sweet treats for troops, reusable mask making, care packages for homeless veterans, hand knit winter caps, hand stitched fleece caps & scarfs and food packages for the needy.

Boston Chapter Leads

Ms. Nagasree Chakka 
Ekam Boston - Director
Ekam.Boston@ekamusa.org

Ms. Leena Parab Daxikar

Ekam Boston - Volunteer Coordinator

Ekambostonvolunteer coordinator@gmail.com

Mr. Arun Kodumuru
Ekam Boston - Youth Coordinator

Ms. Almina Semy
Ekam Boston - Volunteer Coordinator

Boston Adult Volunteer

Boston Youth Volunteer

Ongoing Programs

Youth Ambassador

The Ekam Youth Ambassador program is a service-based initiative that empowers youth ages (5-18) by volunteering in local communities and help in promoting Ekam’s mission. Read More

Adult Volunteer

The Ekam Adult volunteer program is a service-based initiative that empowers adults to serve the needy. Read More

Boston's EYA activities

  • 12000+ reusable cotton cloth masks were stitched and provided to the senior centers, disability centers, corrections centers, recovering patients, homeless and shelters.
  • 2000+ Crochet mask securers and 1000+ 3D printed mask securers were made by EYAs and provided to the needy
  • 2000+ Face shields were made by EYAs and provided to the front line workers
  • 3161+ disposable gowns were hand made and provided to health care workers at 3 different hospitals during the peak of the pandemic when supplies were low.
  • 712 reusable cloth caps were stitched and provided to first responders working in 7 hospitals
  • 400+ Brown bags were decorated by young EYAs to make care packages for homeless
  • Hand knit yarn 38 caps and 5 neck warmers were donated to the homeless.
  • 33 Blankets were hand knotted and donated to homeless veterans on the occasion of MLK day.
  • $696 were raised using which a fresh meal was sponsored, prepped, cooked and served for 400+guests at 4 shelters. In addition a sweet treat of 350 cookies baked by EYAs were also served to guests
  • Raised $ 350 during local Navratri celebration.
  • Represented India at Chinese New Year celebration in a local Buddist temple and raised $200 in the year 2019 and $800 in the year 2020
  • Volunteer rewards from the corporates of 2 adult volunteers brought additional $1500 to the chapter
  • Free Scratch Coding and Spanish language classes were offered to students during 2019 – summer break – peak of pandemic to engage kids creatively.
  • 226 pounds of halloween leftover candies were collected and provided as treats for troops

Presidential Volunteer Service Award 2020


Presidential Volunteer Service Award 2021

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